On April 19th, hundreds of record retailers and artists all across the country will celebrate "Record Store Day", a show of support for mom and pop shops everywhere, with all kinds of special appearances and performances scheduled. Among them, Metallica will do a meet and greet at San Francisco's Rasputin Music to commemorate the 180 gram vinyl release of their classic albums Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning. And special merchandise will also be on sale: Stephen Malkmus will release a 10" single version of "Cold Son", from his recent Real Emotional Trash album. We know that somewhere, ?uestlove is doing something for the cause that day, as well.
A list of participating stores nationwide can be found here.